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CONTACT
(General Information)
Hollins University
Graduate Center
P.O. Box 9603
Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
(540) 362-6575
Fax (540) 362-6288
hugrad@hollins.edu

Children's Literature Program Director
Amanda Cockrell
(540) 362-6575
acockrell@hollins.edu

Certificate in Children's Book Illustration

Courses

First Summer: ART 527 and ART 568
Second Summer: ART 523 and ART 578


ART 523 Picture Book Media (4)
Today’s book publishing technology allows for huge variety in approaches to illustration. As digital platforms such as iPads and smart phones evolve, the demand for novel approaches to illustration will continue to grow. This course will explore the origins of illustration, its roots in fine art, and various forms of image reproduction, from ancient China to today. With lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice, students will be introduced to a complete range of historical and contemporary picture book media. Both black-and-white and color media will be covered, including pen and ink, crayon, oil and chalk pastel, oil, acrylic and watercolor paints, graphite and colored pencils, charcoal, and various forms of printmaking. Also included are low-relief 2-D media such as collage, cut paper, quilting, embroidery, appliqué, beading, and bread dough. Finally, students will discuss and explore various approaches to creation of digital artwork. Class time will include lectures and demonstrations by the instructor and visiting artists. Prerequisites: ART 527 and ART 568.

ART 523S Picture Book Media (2)
Studio time will place an emphasis on hands-on exposure to more advanced approaches to image making using various media. Every class will include critique and discussion time, and students will be expected to participate in critiques in a constructive manner. All students will give a detailed presentation on the techniques of a picture book illustrator of their choice. Prerequisites: ART 527S and ART 568S.

ART 527 Creating Picture Books for Children (4)
The emphasis in this course will be on the importance of visual thinking in writing and illustrating for the picture book genre. Students will write two picture book stories of one to six pages each, created for this class only, each in a different genre. Simple storyboards and/or mind-mapping will be utilized to help with the process of thinking about writing and revision. One of the manuscripts will then be revised and polished. A 32-page book dummy will be created with the type placed on the page, with the emphasis on pacing the story for appropriate page turns. Students will then create a cover design and one full-color double-page spread.

ART 527S Creating Picture Books for Children (2)
Studio time will place an emphasis on hands-on exposure and development of basic media skills in creating picture books for children. Classes will include critique and discussion time, and students will be expected to participate in a constructive manner.

ART 568 Picture Book Drawing Fundamentals
(4)
Drawing is the most important skill to develop in order to become a working picture book illustrator. This course will ground students in basic drawing skills as they first work on their powers of observation and the craft of drawing in light and shade. Through a variety of class exercises the students will learn about form, value, texture, quality and styles of line, perspective, drawing architecture and interiors, drawing people, animals, nature and landscapes. Students will work mainly in graphite pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and colored pencil, and will explore drawing in a variety of styles, skewing perspective, using exaggeration, and developing their own "signature" style. The drawing styles of a variety of published illustrators will be examined in detail.  Class time will include lectures and demonstrations by the instructor and visiting artists.

ART 568S Picture Book Drawing Fundamentals (2)
Studio time will place an emphasis on hands-on exposure to basic and more advanced drawing techniques. Every class will include critique and discussion time, and students will be expected to participate in critiques in a constructive manner.


Words About PicturesART 578 Picture Book Design (4)
This class will cover the theory and practice of 2-D design for picture book illustration. The elements of successful design in a wide variety of published picture books will be examined. Students will build on the skills they have developed in the first year classes of Drawing and Creating Picture Books for Children in a variety of challenging exercises and assignments to solve problems of visual organization while considering the interplay of text and pictures. Class time will include lectures and demonstrations by the instructor and visiting artists. Prerequisites: ART 527 and ART 568.  

ART 578S Picture Book Design (2)
Studio time will place an emphasis on hands-on exposure to basic and more advanced approaches to 2-D design. Every class will include critique and discussion time, and students will be expected to participate in critiques in a constructive manner. Perry Nodelman’s Words About Pictures will be required reading, and students will be asked to do an in-depth presentation on the design of a picture book of their choice. Prerequisites: ART 527S and ART 568S.

 
12/07/12